Thin-Film Manufacturing

Space Tango leverages the unique properties of microgravity to improve thin-film manufacturing. Thin film, which is a layer of material usually less than a micrometer thick, can be layered and integrated into a wide variety of applications across many industries.

Consistency and homogeneity are key to increasing the efficiency of thin-film production, and these qualities are easier to achieve in space. The homogeneity, precise orientation, and stability of multi-layered thin films will improve the performance of a number of products and processes — including the design of photovoltaic cells, chemical sensors, and optical memories and processors.